News & Updates

Office Depot is helping Chamber members save money on credit card processing fees with Office Depot Payment Solutions. Powered by Company.com, Office Depot Payment Solutions offers easy to use products and competitive rates. If you don’t save money on your credit card processing through Office Depot, you will receive a $500 gift card. To get […]

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onefinestay, the company that brings hospitality to the finest homes in the world’s best cities, proudly brings its service to San Diego via Collections, a series of new market launches of its acclaimed private rentals service in top leisure destinations in the U.S. and Europe.  With its world class service, onefinestay is honored to provide discerning […]

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The first Cali-Baja Binational Logistics Railway Forum took place Friday, June 9 in the city of Tecate, Mexico. The Forum was attended by more than 200 people from the academic, industrial and other interested sectors. Speakers with a long track record in the industrial sector and related to the railway sector discussed the relevance of […]

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On Monday, June 12th, the San Diego City Council voted 5-4 to not fund a special election for November 2017. This means Mayor Faulconer’s proposal to increase TOT to fund a Convention Center expansion, and create a dedicated funding source for homelessness services and road repairs will not be put to a vote in the […]

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The Chamber is proud to welcome Kenia Zamarripa to our team as Director of International Business Affairs. Kenia brings extensive experience in cross-border advocacy and strong relationships with both the U.S. and Mexican governments to the role. Formerly with the Sportfishing Association of California, Kenia has worked to promote tourism and enhance the sportfishing industry through binational […]

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Applications for the World Trade Center’s MetroConnect Export Assistance Program are now live and will remain open through the end of June. MetroConnect, WTC’s flagship initiative, equips an annual cohort of 15 local, small to mid-sized companies with a suite of financial and programmatic resources in their efforts to bring their products and services to […]

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H2B Visa Survey

The H2B program is critical for small and seasonal businesses that require more workers during peak seasons (i.e. hospitality, forestry, seafood processing, landscaping, etc.).  Therefore, providing cap relief so these businesses can fill essential positions and grow continues to be a top priority. The H2B Workforce Coalition has put together a survey to get data […]

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The Cross-Border Business Forums are just one of the ways we work to bring businesses from both sides of the border closer together and to provide our members with the information, guidance, and resources needed to grow cross-border commerce. On May 23, we held a quarterly Cross-Border Business Forum with business leaders from both sides […]

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Earlier this month, the UCSD Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies held the inaugural Border Legislative Academy. Chamber VP of International Business Affairs, Paola Avila, served as one of the instructors. Avila spoke on the importance of cross-border collaboration to address pressing policy challenges in the region such as infrastructure, environment, trade, energy, and health care. The […]

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SB 357, the Chamber sponsored state bill authored by Senator Hueso to establish a California trade office in Mexico City has been approved by the California Senate and advanced to the Assembly. Given the uncertainty at the federal level regarding the United States’ trading partnership with Mexico, it is vital that California and Mexico maintain […]

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